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Phosphorus in cold-water corals as a proxy for seawater nutrient chemistry

Date

2006

Authors

Montagna, Paolo
McCulloch, Malcolm
Taviani, Marco
Mazzoli, C
Vendrell, B

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

Abstract

Phosphorus is a key macronutrient being strongly enriched in the deep ocean as a result of continuous export and remineralization of biomass from primary production. We show that phosphorus incorporated within the skeletons of the cosmopolitan cold-water

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Keywords: Biomass; Fisheries; Fossil fuel deposits; Marine applications; Nutrition; Seawater; Cold water corals; Deep ocean; Desmophyllum dianthus; Macronutrients; Phosphorus; phosphorus; sea water; biomass; coral; nutrient cycling; phosphorus; primary production;

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Science

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1126/science.1125781

Restricted until

2037-12-31